Prosecutors Plan Announcement on Prince Death

Prosecutors Plan Announcement on Prince Death

Despite an "intensive investigation", Metz said officials were unable to determine who provided Prince with the drugs that killed him, and so were ending their investigation.

February 9 - Carver County Attorney Mark Metz objects to release of data, saying the criminal investigation is ongoing.

Michael Schulenberg, one of Prince's doctors, agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil violation, although he was not charged. However, Metz stated that despite an exhaustive two-year investigation, there is no reliable evidence to prove who provided Prince with the fatal pills.

Schulenberg had prescribed the Percocet to Prince's bodyguard, Kirk Johnson, as a cover for Prince. Prince requested the prescriptions be written out to Johnson to protect his privacy, and Schulenberg obliged.

In his death, Prince became the most famous face of the epidemic of painkiller abuse in the United States.

"He continues to deny that he had anything to do with the death of his close friend, Prince", Tyler said in a statement obtained by CNN affiliate WCCO.

Metz said Schulenberg started treating Prince two weeks before his death.

The synthetic opioid, for which Prince had no prescription, is 50 times more powerful than heroin.

However, the study, which included searches of Prince'so pc, cellular phone data of his pals and also interviews with associates, determined Prince experienced severe pain for any number of decades and lots of painkillers were found within his dwelling, according to Metz.

"Dr. Schulenberg made a decision to settle with the United States regarding alleged civil claims in order to avoid the expense, delay, and unknown outcome of litigation".

Search warrants state that Schulenberg, a Minnesota physician, saw Prince twice in the month before his death, including the day before he died.

Prince died April 21, 2016, after being found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his home and recording studio in a Minneapolis suburb.

" There is no trustworthy evidence showing Prince obtained the bogus vicodin laced with fentanyl or who may have a role to rdquo, & Prince.

Tributes and memorials dedicated to Prince on the fence that surrounds Paisley Park on May 2, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota.

Prince was found dead on April 21, 2016, at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

The investigation into Prince's death has been closed. Some of the prescriptions were in the name of a confidant who claimed that he did not have any idea that Prince was addicted to the painkiller. One court document says Johnson had contacted the doctor to see Prince about hip pain, and Schulenberg prescribed medications.

The source of the fentanyl dose that killed the singer is still unknown.

Authorities say Schulenberg prescribed oxycodone for Prince, again under Johnson's name.

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